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St. John's Episcopal Church

2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
804 648 5015
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Ranked #8 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Still a practicing church but when you go get the self guided tour pamphlet and just absolutely breath-taking to look at the Tiffany glass windows and read about each one! Also some interesting history about Robert E. Lee. Just go, I will not spoil it for ya.

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Abingdon VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Rubbing elbows with history gives you a real concept of the courage and heart the Revolution required of American citizens. Easter Sunday here is a core-deep moving experience. A must-see when you're in this beautiful city that's been front-and-center for so much of the nation's birth.

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Howell, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A stop at this church is a must while visiting Richmond. Actors sit in the pews along with the audience to re-enact the Second Virginia Convention. The "play" ends with Patrick Henry's infamous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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78 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of the greatest Americana speeches of all times comes alive in the St. John's reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention. Completely representing a variety of participants to an undoubtedly full audience (so come early!), the actors interrupt one another, speak over each other, cry out, and tap their sticks, as surely as the original leaders would have done. Patrick... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've lived many places, including overseas, but consider Richmond home. I had never been to the re-enactment b/c it usually conflicts w/ my church commitments. A friend invited me to go, having had a good experience many yrs. ago. Do get there early! On street parking wasn't a problem.The line was backed down the street sidewalk when we arrived abt... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is the church in Richmond where Patrick Henry made his famous speech. Grounds and adjacent cemetery are well-maintained. Great historical site!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family and I visited this when we were at the Irish Festival this year. The church is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. I encourage everyone to visit this piece of American history.

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Riviera, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a delightful surprise....and what a treat. The characters in period costume were awesome...and what a history lesson! Prior to entering the church additional info/history of the graveyard and church is provided. The church is magnificent...and the lesson in history was awe-inspiring....even for 4 little 'ole "vintage" ladies from the 'South! Great for ALL ages.

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Honaker, VA
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40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This tour is just the right length for you and your kids, very turning point history for our country. This is the site where Patrick Henry delivered his "give me liberty or give me death" speech to many "key" people who shaped our country. Worth the price, very affordable, leave time to walk a couple blocks on historic Church Hill.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

St John's gives a good guided tour of the place in which Patrick Henry gave his 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech. Indeed, what he said was seditious..and had the Colonies not gone to war he could have been tried by the British and hanged for the content of this speech!

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